Single Item Measures of Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization Are Useful for Assessing Burnout in Medical Professionals

@article{West2009SingleIM,
  title={Single Item Measures of Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization Are Useful for Assessing Burnout in Medical Professionals},
  author={PhD Colin P. West and Liselotte N. Dyrbye and Jeff A. Sloan and Tait D Shanafelt},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={1318-1321}
}
Burnout has negative effects on work performance and patient care. The current standard for burnout assessment is the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), a well-validated instrument consisting of 22 items answered on a 7-point Likert scale. However, the length of the MBI can limit its utility in physician surveys. To evaluate the performance of two questions relative to the full MBI for measuring burnout. Cross-sectional data from 2,248 medical students, 333 internal medicine residents, 465… CONTINUE READING
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